The World’s No1 Eric Clapton Tribute Band is making a welcome return to Sage Gateshead.
The band was formed in 1985 as ‘After Midnight’. In 2000 they began touring the UK as an Eric Clapton tribute band. This is likely to be the final concert by the full Classic Clapton band. They will also be celebrating the 38th anniversary of their first ever gig. In future Mike intends to continue with acoustic shows and the occasional gig by the ‘After Midnight’ band.
Classic Clapton features front-man Mike Hall who not only looks like Eric, he sings and plays guitar like him too! The band comprises 4 excellent musicians who stunningly recreate Slowhand’s electrifying stage performances. The whole of EC’s illustrious career is covered including Cream, The Bluesbreakers, The Yardbirds, Blind Faith, Derek & The Dominos and the solo years.
Classic Clapton have toured throughout the UK including numerous sell-out shows. They have appeared at The Royal Festival Hall and Glastonbury Festival where they were a major success. In the past few years they have played numerous concerts in Europe including Spain, Estonia, Holland & France. In 2009 & 2016 they toured India. In 2017 they appeared in Colombo, Sri Lanka.